Thursday, December 02, 2010

pretty little cookies

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There is nothing better than giving or serving a batch of homemade cookies during the holidays! I love using a simple recipe and then spending my time decorating the cookies with tiny little details.


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Start with mixing up a batch of cookie dough.
Sugar cookies are my favorite to use when decorating.

Here is my go to sugar cookie recipe-


3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour.


Roll out the dough and use simple cookie cutter shapes to cut out shapes and transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes (this will all depend on the size and thickness).


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Once the cookies are done baking it is time to decorate.

This is where I cut all the corners-

I use pre made frosting and add food coloring to create different colors.

There are lots of great cookie decorating products out there and I like to keep a can of frosting with different tips on hand for all those little details.

Use sugar pearls, sprinkles or your favorite little candies to decorate.


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They don't have to be perfect just pretty :)


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